March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Holy Week Services begin Monday

The Burke County Ministerial Association will sponsor a series of worship services during Holy Week. Each service begins at noon and ends by 12:30 p.m. with a light luncheon to follow. The lunch will be served every day but Friday. More...

News

Byne's new bar wins flavor of georgia

Byne Blueberry Farm has done it again ... this time with the help of their community.  More...

Schools recognized for feeding local produce

Cafeteria food is seriously fresh when it was grown just a few miles down the road.  That’s the goal of School Nutrition Director Donna Martin, who says Burke County Public Schools are trying to use locally grown food whenever possible.&nb More...

Legislators push for more EPD responsibility

Brier Creek fish kill

If there’s ever another fish kill in Georgia, legislators may expect more from EPD.  Last week at the state Capitol, the 2011 fish kill on Brier Creek was among the frank discussions during a crunch to get House Bill 549 on track to become More...

Sports

Bears win first two region games

The Burke County Bears (6- 3, 2-0) stormed into region play last week with two wins. They defeated Cross Creek 5- 2 and mauled Glenn Hills 22-0 in just two innings, marking a five game winning streak. More...

Burke County nets tennis wins

Burke County High School’s tennis team had a big week, with the girls defeating Hephzibah 5-0 last Tuesday and the boys winning 4-1.  Head Coach Steven Cunningham said the girls did a great job.  More...

Bear receives Scholar Athlete award

Burke County High School senior Bobby Gay recently received the WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete Award. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Hayden Greiner

Joseph Hayden “Joe” Greiner, 87, husband of Marsha Murray Greiner, entered into rest Friday, March 15, 2013, at University Hospital.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Way More...

Jeanne Jarvis Williams

Mrs. Jeanne Jarvis Williams, 83, of Waynesboro passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. More...

Frank A. Carter

Frank A. Carter, Sr., 67, of Keysville entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  More...

Keysville woman killed by boyfriend

Reported as suicide

A Burke County man was jailed for murder after claiming his girlfriend took her own life.  Deputies tried to resuscitate 24-year-old Charlotta Lockhart Saturday night after they found her body on the living room couch in her Keysville trailer. More...

Concrete poured in reactor’s foundation

Setting concrete in the foundation of one of Plant Vogtle’s two new nuclear reactors is a sure sign of progress at the site.  An important milestone was marked last week when workers pumped nuclear grade structural concrete for 41 straight More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago - March 19, 2003  Over 400 supporters gathered for a victory celebration dinner for 12th District Congressman Max Burns. The event was held at the local campus of Augusta Tech.  More...

F. Leslie Jenkins Jr.

MORE ABOUT FACELIFT IN SARDIS

The article I wrote about Sardis getting a facelift was well received by the City Fathers. I thought that was remarkable considering only half of the column appeared in the newspaper. More...

For The Record

Two jailed in tree removal scam

Two men were jailed after they allegedly tricked an elderly Waynesboro woman into paying them for nothing.  Sylvania resident Joey Allison Morris, 40, and Sardis resident Thomas Alfred Oglesby, 63, were arrested Thursday after investigators conn More...

Officer honored by FBI, IRS

Waynesboro Police Officer Gene Boseman has been recognized by the FBI and IRS for his work toward uncovering a fraudulent tax refund ring.Two Waynesboro residents were among the dozen defendants indi More...

From the Blotter

Cracked A suspected drug dealer tried to run from police but a fence got in his way. Friday, officers were called to Magnolia Acres after suspected gang activity was spotted in the back of the complex. More...

Fields & Yields

Burke Happenings

Free Lunch, Food Bank Westminster Presbyterian Church will “Celebrate the Gifts of God” with a free lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1p.m., Saturday, March 23. More...

Legals

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